Articles By: Staff

Surfers raise funds for Edgecumbe

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OHOPE’S West End turned on some good waves and perfect weather for a fundraising surfing contest on Saturday. Scores of surfers ranging in age from…

Football teams win big

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EASTERN Bay teams were in good form in football matches across the Bay of Plenty at the weekend. Whakatane swept to a 4-0 win at…

ATC frustrated with tags

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WHAKATANE Air Training Corps unit commander Bronwyn Hanna is sick and tired of battling with graffiti on the ATC rooms. “We paint it out, it…

Showreel showcases White Island

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BAY of Plenty Film has launched a new website aimed at attracting international and national productions to the Bay. The bopfilm.nz website features an ever-growing…

Bay home support funding increases

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FUNDING to help older Bay of Plenty residents stay in their own homes has more than doubled since 2009. Health Minister Jonathon Coleman said the…

Weaker dollar moves wool up

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A SLIGHTLY weaker New Zealand dollar helped lift prices at this week’s wool sale Of the 6000 bales on offer, 78 percent were sold at…

Court news – Other side of the story

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SOMETIMES people forget to share the other side of the story, Judge Louis Bidois said in sentencing Brendon George Cookson in the Whakatane District Court…